Bad Application


By Sanjoy Dutt

“We packed our bags and left for home,” Recalled Alice, “Robert was driving with children in the back seat. As we drove home my son and daughter started a war of words. I don’t remember what they were quarreling about, it’s been ten years. Robert was very tired, so the brother-sister fight was irritating him. He very sternly asked them, to knock it off. They were quiet for a few minutes, but after a while they had something else to quarrel about. I turned back with a finger on my lips, indicating them to be quiet. It didn’t work; they became louder blaming each other for starting it. At this point Robert pulled the car over and told them to get out of the car. They were shocked and hesitant to get out of the car. Robert sat silent, waiting for them to get out of the…

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About Sanjoy Dutt

Sanjoy Dutt, an engineer, and a linguist is passionate about traveling and writing. He has lived and worked in various places in India and Nepal and now lives in America. While exposed to the struggles of life in early childhood he is a strong believer that challenges in life makes you stronger. He and his wife Lindsay enjoy exploring areas of the US and occasionally struggle with the pots and pans in the kitchen. Sometimes the experiments are delightful.​ Sanjoy has written travelogues and short stories for various journals in Bengali and English. As a child, Sanjoy loved drawing pictures. He has done all the illustrations for his book 'Calcutta in Shorts'.
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2 Responses to Bad Application

  1. I so enjoyed this story that I couldn’t wait to share it with my kids. They laughed as I knew they would, and Mom was hero, even for a moment. It is so relatable with this connection between technology and our children (and how we’re having to change as well to keep up with them). They seem so much more adapt to advancements from applications to state of the art watches. I know Snapchat has made it to household name status for us. Even I frequent it, not to check on my kids, but I truly enjoy the content my contacts post. Their world is a much different world than ours was.

    Your story is written beautifully. Truly enjoyed it. Thank you for your creativity and insight.

    *Maribella Genova


    • dsanjoy says:

      Maribella Genova
      Thanks for stopping by, reading the post and putting in your words of appreciation.
      What satisfies a writer most is when you share their works with others and they also find enjoyment and what can be better, than to make people laugh.


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